2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 2-QB League: Round 4
We are now one-third of the way through our new 12-round two-quarterback fantasy football mock draft.
Here are Round 4 results:
One season after throwing for 4,903 yards, Romo threw for only 3,828 yards with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season. With an atrocious defense leading to many shootouts and Scott Linehan calling the plays, Romo could be in store for a huge season. I would at least expect him to finish (much) closer to his 4,903 yards from 2012 than his 3,828 yards from 2013.
With 200 carries over the final nine games of the season, Stacy gained 759 yards — only 3.80 yards per carry — and added 20 receptions for 96 yards and a total of seven touchdowns. Even though the Rams drafted Tre Mason early in the third round, Stacy should remain the team's workhorse back in 2014.
While Cutler did not stay healthy for the full season, the combination of Cutler and Josh McCown threw for a total of 4,450 yards and 32 touchdowns in Marc Trestman's first season in Chicago. Through Week 16, the Cutler/McCown duo scored 289.6 fantasy points, which would have been enough to finish third among QBs last season.
Looking sharp so far in the preseason, Cutler has the benefit of being the same offensive scheme for a second year in a row. In addition, the Bears return all 11 offensive starters and few, if any, teams have a group of pass-catchers as talented as the Bears have.
Along with Cincinnati's A.J. Green, New Orleans' Marques Colston, Allen became the third rookie receiver to reach the 1,000-yard milestone in the past nine seasons. Allen led the Chargers in receiving across the board with 71 catches for 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns. Once the calendar turned October, Allen was especially good. In the 14 games played in October through January including the playoffs, Allen had six 100-yard games and scored 10 touchdowns.
Not only did Aaron Rodgers miss several games due to injury, so did Cobb, who played only six games last season. The dynamic 23-year-old receiver averaged career highs in receiving yards (72.2 per game) and rushing yards (13.0 per game) when he was on the field.
With good health in 2014, Cobb should have a huge season. Based on last year's averages, Cobb would have finished with 1,363 YFS had he maintained that pace over a full 16-game season.
Despite playing in Seattle's run-first offense, Wilson still finished as the No. 9 scorer among QBs through Week 16 last year. While he won't throw many more than 400 pass attempts (has 800 through two seasons), Wilson has finished in the top 10 in passing TDs in both of his seasons with 26 per year. In addition, he has rushed for 1,028 yards and five touchdowns in his two seasons.
Among tight ends, there was no bigger fantasy bargain than Denver's Julius Thomas in 2013. Despite ranking ninth at the position in targets (89), only two tight ends had more fantasy points than Thomas last year: Graham and San Francisco's Vernon Davis.
One of three tight ends with double-digit touchdowns along with Graham and Davis, Thomas finished with 65 receptions for 788 yards and 12 touchdowns in his 14 regular-season games last year.
There have been two primary knocks on Johnson: durability and lack of touchdowns. While he has played in 16 games in back-to-back seasons, it is shocking that he has never caught double-digit touchdowns in his 11-year career.
When he has played 16 games in a season, however, he has been extremely productive. Playing a full 16-game slate in four of the past six seasons, Johnson has a minimum of 101 receptions (2009) and 1,407 yards (2013) in those four campaigns.
One year after his 2012 breakout season, many (including me) figured Spiller would be onto bigger and better things. After all, Fred Jackson was another year north of 30 and the team had a new coaching staff that figured to bump up Spiller's usage. The plan was to give him the ball until "he throws up."
Instead, it was fantasy owners with upset stomachs as Spiller was a huge disappointment. His yards-per-carry average dropped from 6.0 in 2012 to 4.6 last year. A high-ankle sprain sustained in Week 4 was at least partly to blame.
Second on the depth chart behind Adrian Peterson, Gerhart did not get many opportunities to carry the ball as you would expect from a running back drafted in the second round. When given the opportunity, however, Gerhart was productive. Over four seasons, Gerhart had a total of 276 carries for 1,305 yards (4.7 YPC) and five touchdowns and added 77 receptions for 600 yards and three touchdowns.
By signing a free-agent deal with the Jags this offseason, Gerhart goes from being an infrequently used backup to a workhorse back. In my fantasy running back projections, Gerhart is projected for close to 300 touches and 1,500 yards from scrimmage.
In the team's final nine games last season, the Steelers used the no-huddle offense with greater frequency and we should expect to see more no huddles from the Steelers in 2014. In those final nine games, the Steelers scored 10.36 more points per game than he did in their first seven games.
That change could lead to increased production from Roethlisberger, who threw for 4,261 yards and 28 touchdowns last year. Both of those totals were the second-highest of his career.
Rivers bounced back so much last season that he also took home the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. With three 400-yard games in the first five weeks, Rivers got off to a great start but he then posted more modest numbers the rest of the way. Among QBs, Rivers was fourth in fantasy points through Week 5, but he was only No. 14 from Weeks 6 to 16. In this mock, he is the 16th quarterback off the board.
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